Dear students, friends and fellow artists,
I hope you’re finding some calm and creativity despite the circumstances we find ourselves living in. Many of you have asked me about the future of The Drawing Room Studio, both because of the eventual demolition of the building and how COVID changes how I’ll be able to operate.
After a lot of thought and number crunching, I’ve made the decision to close down The Drawing Room Studio’s physical location this June. With the physical distancing policies required to keep everyone safe & healthy, it’s not financially viable for me to maintain a permanent studio.
While we’re losing the physical space, the community will carry on in new ways and forms as we adapt. Teaching will still be a part of my future, but I don’t know what that will look like quite yet. I am keeping the email list active and will let you know about any classes or community activities, either in person or online, that I decide to run in the future.
The community we have built around The Drawing Room is wonderful. I am constantly blown away by how kind and supportive everyone is. I want to thank you all for being a part of what we’ve built here.
While I am sad to let such a beautiful space go, I’m also looking forward to focusing on my own art and career again and taking an extended hiatus from the administrative and logistical duties of running a school. I adore teaching, but feel less fond of the amount of time I spend in Quickbooks! This break will allow me to find a better balance of art making and art teaching.
In the meantime, there are some in-person things that need to happen to close down the studio:
- There will be a “garage sale” of sorts of my demos and some studio furniture (if you’ve got dibs on an easel, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you)
- Students who have abandoned their lives at the studio need to come get their stuff
Studio “Garage Sale”: Demos, furniture & art supplies for sale!
There will be 7 days where I will be available at the studio and you can book your 15 minute slot to come pick your belongings up or purchase demos or studio furniture or extra art supplies. If you cannot make any of these time slots, please email me to make alternate arrangements. I will try to accommodate people’s schedules within reason.
Dates: June 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25
Tuesdays I will be there from 3pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays I will be there from 10am-2pm
Thursdays I will be there from 1:30pm-7:30pm
You can book your 15 minute slot at this link:
What’s Available: Demos
I have 170+ demos available for sale, ranging from $5 to $100. Most will be $20 and under. These are things that will likely be recycled if you don’t take them home because I don’t need 17 versions of the inner movement curve demo. Or all 5 versions of Hemi’s face!
When you book your 15 minute time slot, you can let me know which demos you’re interested in so I can make sure there’s one available for you. Or you can just browse when you arrive.
To see a full list of demos available, please click this link: http://www.thedrawingroomstudio.ca/demonstrations-available-for-sale/
Studio Furniture & Art Supplies
Some of you have told me about studio items you’d like to purchase when I close, like easels. Don’t panic, it’s still yours! Just make a note of it when you book your 15 min slot so I set it aside for you.
I will also have a limited amount of art supplies available: tubes of paint (some partly used, some unopened), a big tub of gesso, a couple of canvasses, canvas paper etc. These will be available to purchase at highly discounted prices because I just want to get rid of them, for the love of everything holy.
There’s also mugs, a teapot, a kettle, microwave, coffee maker, two bar fridges, a dining table & chairs, one floral couch, one plaid loveseat and that amazing mustard yellow chair that y’all KNOW you’re jealous of.
For a full list of studio furniture available, please click this link: http://www.thedrawingroomstudio.ca/studio-furniture-for-sale/
That link to book a time slot again is:
May you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe, and I hope you’re all taking care of yourselves.
Sarah Marie Lacy, Artist & Teacher